i've been adding more vintage pieces to my closet lately. i would usually prefer authentic vintage as oppose to a modern item with vintage style... usually. it's challenging to find a vintage item i love in my size for a reasonable price. i browse online regularly, with a few repeat shops, and i check out local thrift stores, yard sales, etc... i usually end up frustrated because if there is an item i love, it's not my size.
i'm also hesitant with the fabric. with most items i like being from the 40s to the early 60s...the occasional 70s... you're looking at items that could be up to 80 years old. that can take a toll on how the fabric will wear with wear and washing. that's a benefit to modern clothes with a vintage inspiration... and of course, the option of sizes!
this dress is a vintage piece though. and i love it. the top of the dress is a little bit big, but not to the point where i feel alterations are necessary. there's just something about wearing a vintage item that makes you feel extra special in it... where was it worn before? who wore it? what'd she do?
dress: ally hoot vintage
shoes/belt: ruche (old)
tights: suzy shier
glasses: ray ban